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January 13, 2011

Here is a very simple dip that is not only delicious but healthy too. Hummus is  a popular Middle Eastern dip. You can Served with fresh or toasted pita bread (Here’s a easy recipe), hummus makes for a great snack or appetizer. It is also great with veggies.



This recipe makes just over 1 cup of fresh hummus and is about 50 calories for 2 tbsp.

 1 cup of cooked chickpeas ( I use dry ones and cook but you can use canned)

2 tbsp Tahini

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp oil (I use canola but olive is typical)

1 clove of garlic (optional)

salt and pepper

Place all ingredients, except salt and pepper in a blender/food processor and blend until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste, blending to incorporate. Add more water if needed to keep things moving. Do not add too much water or it will make it too watery.

You can add any other flavorings, such as roasted pepper. Next  time I will try making it with roasted garlic for a milder garlic taste.

Enjoy with pitas, chips, veggies and on sandwiches.

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